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. it is teasing us. we're going to hang out and see what happens, until they run us off the island of. >> evacuation orders are already in eect on okra island, and more are expected today. many are not waiting for orders. preparing to ride out the storm. >> i will be in the basement if need be. we have plenty of supplies. >> the entire east coast now anxiously awaiting an unwelcome guest, hurricane earl. officials will meet later this morning to discuss the possibility of evacuation's and it to continue to prepare for earl. jay gray, wbal-tv 11 news. >> you can follow earl's pass on our website, wbaltv.com. we will begin live coverage beginning tonight as hurricane earl moves closer to maryland. how local emergency officials are preparing for the storm. >> an 83-year-old woman claimed she was sexually assaulted inside her home. >> she said she was raped. police say they need your help to find him. we have more details. >> police have been handing out fliers and asking the public's help in finding the man they say raped the elderly woman. the suspect broke into her home around 1 in the
the next 20 minutes. there is a light rain in baltimore city. the rain will be with us off and on. maybe a few thunderstorms this morning and into this afternoon. high temperatures into the upper 70's. the evening commute will be better. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. a first we say good morning to sarah. >> we have one early morning accident at kingston road and eastern boulevard. watch for possible lane closures in the middle river. also some closures near norfolk avenue because of police activity. the rest of the major roads look good. 11 minutes on the north and west side outer loop. this is harford road. so far so good of the outer and inner lips. so far looking at a bpretty easy ride on the west side. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> out west plans to buy airtran airways, merging the two largest discounts carriers. kim dacey joins us live from federal help with the details. >> this deal would be a billion-dollar deal. baltimore could expect to see some defects with 140 flights already out of bwi. the merger between southwest and airt
virginia and into the carolinas, all associated with what used to be tropical storm the cold. that has dissipated but the moisture is still coming our way. computer models indicate that a lot of rain will fall between now and friday evening. the red and yellow areas indicate four or 5 inches of rain, especially on the eastern shore and the lower eastern shore were heavy rain is possible. there may be some gusty thunderstorms as well. wind advisories have been posted near the bay. tides are expected to run around 2 feet above normal three the day tomorrow. there may be some minor coastal flooding due to the higher than normal ties until the storm can move out. we will check the complete forecast in a few minutes. >> officials around the state are getting ready for this storm. they say they are urging residents to clean off nearby storm drains to help with any flooding. b.g.e. says to get ready now, just in case you lose power. >> the concern we have is the high wind. that could bring down trees, power lines, and obviously with the heavy canopy that we have today, we already have some gr
. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. when does the rain it gets here? >> it will probably start tonight. we will get a lot of it. flooding is possible. no weather problems expected for the wednesday morning commute. 56 degrees at the airport. it is cooler than yesterday. the rain will move in from the south. most of you, it will hold off until late this afternoon and this evening. we will go over the forecast for tomorrow and into the weekend. first we say good morning to sarah. >> still pretty quiet out there as we checked speed sensors spirit we're in the green on the north side. so far so good on 795 and 70. the jfx is in great shape. 95 through 32 in howard county, 57 miles per hour. looking good for drive times. seven minutes on 895 south down to the harbor tunnel. things are running smoothly for the most part. volume is picking up on baltimore national pike in the outer loop. problem-free right now at shawan road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. good morning. >> president obama is b
for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> so for the focus is the western suburbs. frederick county, carroll county. let's look at hd doppler. you cannot see the worst of it in the orange and the red -- you can see the worst of it in the orange and the red. you will see some heavy rain for the next 15 or 20 minutes at least. and then it will push into pennsylvania. down towards annapolis, give yourself extra time again this morning. let's look at the forecast. i think it will clear up this afternoon. most of the rain will be this morning. high temperatures in the upper 70's. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah and see what is happening on the roads on this tuesday. >> a few accidents to watch for. they could be related to the rain. there is an accident at 32. watch for delays there. there are some other problem spots. jewish park lake drive, a vehicle fire. park lake drive, a vehicle fire. let's let it drive times. 11 minutes on the ad lib northeast side. eight minutes to tr
and scratches and cuts, including her upper lip being damaged. >> police said the suspects were using the victims bankcard to collect her social security money. they are currently being held without bail. the victim is in critical condition, and her child is in hands of social services. police are searching for anyone who may have additional information in this case. you are urged to contact baltimore county police. the search is over for a man who escaped police custody with his pregnant girlfriend. paul palme and geena distefano were arrested about 40 miles south of seattle. police said that, made up -- police said that palmer made up a medical emergency to break free. he now faces additional charges. a man who police accused of fleeing the scene of an arm robbery in northeast baltimore is now in custody. authorities say two men held up the pharmacy at a shopping center yesterday. desiccators a police arrived on the scene after the guard reportedly fired several shots at the armed suspect. police said they recovered one weapon. the names of the suspects have not been released. two m
problems may arise. >> the director of the city operations center joins us live on the phone. good morning. mr. any flooding in the city? but we have received reports of localized flooding come around the patapsco avenue. . the road is already close. historically we have instances of flooding there. with the amount of rain we had overnight, that area is already under water. >> when we anticipate heavy rain, there are pockets where you know it is going to flood. to try to get a jump on things? >> yes. we try to utilize transportation and assets so that it frees up fire employees so they cannot respond to major emergencies. the usual suspects are the 83 corridor, jones falls, middle mill up around the mount washington area. and the fells point area. we're not too concerned with the storm surges. given the amount of rain that is falling, and the cells did seem to be all over the place, it is anybody's guess on work the flooding will be the worst. it could be an area where there is not a stream or a tributary at all, where a storm drain becomes clogged. so we're keeping an eye on everything to
basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> meteorologist john collins has a check of the forecast. looking good. >> yeah. you mentioned the fall-like weekend. i was out working in the yard past couple of days, very nice, and a lot of leaves in the lawn. but it's not because of fall-like temperatures, it's because of the dry conditions we've got. >> but let's talk about the cool for the moment. we'll address the wet in just a minute, or dry, or whichever way you want to look at it. at b.w.i. marshall right now, 56 degrees the temperature. that's the low there so far this morning. it just dropped into that range. 72%, the humidity. barometer has bumped up just a little bit, and we have a breeze to the west at 6. we'll still have a breeze tonight, not as breezy as yesterday. cool temperatures dominate the great lakes, new england, right down into the midatlantic region, all the warmer stuff is well to our south and southwest. so again today, very nice. now, we'll address the rain situation coming up in just a few minutes with the insta-weather plus forecas
a controversy as he moves forward with plans to burn copies of the cuaron. kate amara joins us live from our washington bureau with more on this story. zphathe >> good morning, mindy. ahead of this protest, plans for security at home and abroad. >> the state department ordered ambassadors around the world to take action and precautions amid the fact that the cuaron burning -- leaders from around the world and across the political and religious spectrum are condemning the plan to protest 9/11. >> we have to make sure our country is known around the world as a place where liberty of religion and respect and love for your neighbor are the most prominent in our society. >> despite pressure to back down, the leader of the small florida church is moving forward. >> so as of right now, we are not convinced that backing down is the right thing. >> but pastor terry jones will have to do it without the internet since his website was canceled. >> we feel that is an indirect of course, violation of our freedom of expression, freedom of speech. >> a spokesperson for the web post says the site was cancele
and his case alive. >> what i hope is that everyone would hear us. it is not just us. it is so many different teem that are crying out. that this has to stop. >> my son was shot 18 times. >> holmes was her nephew. she had a son, too. >> his name is reynard. they haven't caught anyone yet. i think about he's not here to be a father to his son. he has an 8-year-old. i think about i won't see him walk in my door no more. there is so much to think about. >> the injustice and the loss that these mothers and others are stuck with. right now they hope gatherings like this help send a message about their pain. >> this has got to stop. they are taking people's children. >> you-all taking people's children. you-all don't know what you are doing to people's family. >> so far baltimore police have solved half of its 148 murder. last year it solved about 60% of its 238 murders. at police head quarters, george lettis wbal-tv 11 news. >> while jamaal's family was praying, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the face. the victim was taken to a local hospital and at last check was in stable condition. >>
airlines could be on the horizon. >> kim dacey joins us live from federal hill with more on what this will mean for the airport and baltimore. >> southwest is the largest air carrier in baltimore. one economist says the announcement will mean good things for baltimore and bwi southwest airlines is the largest carrier for bwi, running 140 flights out of baltimore. a merger between southwest and airtran will mean more flights and more passengers. passengers will spend more money on things like parking and a food. that translates into more money for the city and state. >> there could be benefits for hotels if baltimore is a more convenient destination. convention planners will choose hotels here. that is good news. >> there are still some unanswered questions about the deal. no decisions have been made about eliminating employees. there will likely be job losses on the corporate level. more jobs could come to baltimore. >> southwest gets bigger at bwi. there are more flights. more flights mean more people needed to book the flights, to help passengers, including screening them throu
to graduate. tim tooten joins us from the newsroom with more. >> this affects the graduating class of 2015. while the state board has taken a major first step, they're still trying to spell out what it means to become environmentally literate. dozens of the environment are part of the daily teaching schedule at the western school of technology of the environmental silent -- sites. they would like to see more students across maryland become environmentally literate. >> environmental education and literacy is threaded throughout our curriculum. this would not represent the requirement that each system develop a new course. >> the foundation has been a driving force in helping states help students learn more about the environment. by way of this new proposal. >> you will see this embedded into the curriculum. it is already there. you also see these kids taking the information into the school yard and the communities to learn about the natural world around them. >> it stops short for now of in forcing students to take and pass environmental class's in order to graduate. >> it seems to me we ar
screen, these were literally read to us by hand in the last 20 minutes or so with 100% of the precincts counted in the city state's attorney race. gregg bernstein has -- the incumbents, patricia jessamy -- leading to the margin at 1295 votes. that's slightly smaller than that was earlier in the day, but it gives the margin to the challenger, democrats gregg bernstein. this has been a long day of waiting for this final umbers, so what took so long? -- final numbers, so it took along. the night came and went with no clear winner. democrat gregg bernstein came out of nowhere to challenge the incumbent and went home before midnight clinging to a narrow lead. it widened to about 1400 votes by early morning but no one declared his victory or conceded defeat. the problem was the vote count stalled at 97% of the precincts. the other 3% or locally lost temporarily in transition. according to officials, judges neglected to turn in the memory cards from 82 voting machines after the polls closed. those machines were spread across 12 polling places from various parts of the city. o
'm mindy basara. >> i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> tony pann has a check of the forecast. >> no pressure, mindy, huh? you want perfect temperatures and clear skies. >> you can deliver that, i know you can. >> you're right, i can. autumn does begin wednesday night. we're counting down. the equinox is at -- >> party at your house. >> it is a big meteorological party. i don't know if you guys are invited. it's kind of wild. you know those equinox parties, i don't know. >> i'm not sure i can handle that. >> i don't know if you're ready for an equinox party, but i'll let you know. let's talk about what's happening right now. things are nice and quiet. partly cloudy skies, the temperatures are kind of mild for this time of the year, this time of the day, in the mid 60's. a little breeze coming out of the north at 7 miles per hour. it is going to be a breezy afternoon, but just a mix of sun and clouds expected with high temperatures in the upper 70's. so a nice start to the workweek. we do have some rain in the forecast for later on this week. i'll show you the s
case against john leopold. attorneys for the plaintiff, a former press aide, now accused leopold using binoculars to spy on women leaving the county government building. >> he would, for example, say, "this woman is not attractive enough for this position." "i am going to get rid of her." in painting a picture of on man who has a potentially serious problem. >> leopold continues to deny the charges, pointing out that the plaintiffs complaints were dismissed as being without merit earlier this week. the republican candidate cast his vote in the last day of early voting at the annapolis senior activity senior yesterday. he and vetoed early voting during his time in office. he says it is now the lot and he encourages people to take advantage of it. baltimore city sheriff john anderson continues to rack up thousands of dollars in overtime expenses for his personal convenience. our i-team found out more. >> john anderson -- you can be forgiven for asking? he is not exactly a household name or in charge of the state or city. and yet the share of provide himself with executive -- sherriff pro
hurricane earl with us online. our a hurricane tractor shows the past and its potential to brush ocean city. that is on wbaltv.com. we have a school closing to pass along to parents. baltimore county schools will close two hours early today because of the heat. crews are on the scene of a building collapse and west baltimore to it happened just before 11:00 at west baltimore street. no reports of any injuries. a building inspector as been requested and bge will shut off utilities. and anne arundel county neighborhood is on edge as police search for a man who sexually assaulted an 83-year- old woman. he broke into her house on monday morning and once inside the home, they say he raped the victim and flooded the area. police are looking for a white male in his early 20s. right now they only have of a description -- havea vague description. >> have lighting in place, always a deterrent to criminals. any dates, windows, make sure you -- lock thoseyou gates -- gates, windows, make sure you luck to those. >> another motion to exclude evidence and the prosecution of three men charged in the murde
that that is all about to change. the mayor told us they are ready for the hurricane. >> we are going to see some items blowing around, things that do not get secured. we do not think we are going to see anything dramatic. >> i guess it is time to go on home. >> some tourists were cutting their vacation at short because of the storm. others, the groote hurricane ike, will ride out -- who rode will rideane like out earl as well. restrictions were in place all over the beach. alive cards are not taking any chances. they are only letting -- life guards are not taking any chances. they are only letting swimmers go in a certain amount. many people are wondering if they can reschedule their treip. >> they say the north carolina is closing. rb going to follow suit? things of that nature -- are we going to follow suit? things of that nature. >> we have our plans in place internally in that the city. we are ready to clean up quickly after the weekend and be ready for business. >> the ocean city emergency operation center will be opening at four o'clock tomorrow morning to keep a closer eye on the storm. w
with a woman, and the car is using a donut spare tire as one of its wheels. police are asking if you have information to call 9/1. >> a new trial starts this week for the state's revised cang statute. duwan marshall. the judge heard juror's testimony that included alleged misconduct after a jury used the internet to search the suspect's prior criminal record. >> a sheriff's report this weekend for family members of murder victims. to recognize the impact on the victim's -- victims' families. they heard from people that had losses themselves. >> the purpose of this is so we can get healing to our city and also to let our city government know that something needs to be done about the murders on the street to keep the streets safer for our children. >> street -- there was counseling for those who were interested. >> the ninth anniversary of the -- of 9/11. here's 11 news reporter france france -- michelle franzen. >> family and survivors gathered in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania. they read names of each one lost. and at times the public ceremony included personal and emotional tribute
with intervention and treatment. if he is elected, he would be taking us back 60 years. >> he knowledge is that racial overtones are hard to ignore. >> it is going to be there whether we say it or not. it is elected politicians to kind of walk a fine line of making certain suggestions without really saying it or sometimes there may be real differences. >> early in the campaign, she charged that if for upon and is elected, the city will become a police state. >> he is going to be a rubber- stamp for the police department. >> this offer says the office has a historical resonance for african-american residents. >> it is an emotional kind of deal, because he was unseated -- >> the back in the 1970's, he played the race card. >> you must teach a lesson and the only way to do it is with a jail and was shooting people. >> those candidates are planned to the grassroots supporters. >> this election is a full of things. >> following a debate, she made a statement many city residents found disrespectful. >> a federal court is like a private school and a high rent district. the baltimore city attor
and join us live in west baltimore. hello, david. >> burns did pick of the endorsement of a well-known attorney and a former judge. >> how are you? >> fine. >> this that both -- they both spent part of their day campaigning. >> i think his platform is superior to hers. she had a failed tenure as the state attorney. >> later, the baptist minister party conference representing more than 200 of the city's religious leaders announced their backing for patricia jessamine. this persistent violence that seems to play every neighborhood, she has been a tireless worker for prevention, drug treatment on demand. >> bernstein says he is willing to consider alternate to jail for drug charges. >> many the intervention and prevention? >> i encourage those programs and a good partner with people who want to set them up. it is not the job of the state's attorney to be initiating them and creating them. >> she stands by her record and expresses disappointment that in her words it has been distorted. >> i have had tough political challenges in the past. i think this has been the most divisive. >> i
their election eve speeches. >> joining us live from the newsroom, carey has the details. >> the race is so tight, both spend the night pressing for more votes. both have learned important endorsements, but neither could sway the editorial board of "the jewish times." >> sticking to familiar territory on the eve of the primary election, the baltimore county primary executive candidate flashed his times as he counted down the tower until the polls opened. >> this is my home district that i have represented for the last 16 years. >> over in woodlawn, baronfelder appeared at a community meeting to tell the voters how is best suited to run the county. >> i get energized and it keeps me going, which is why i am running. >> a career farmer, he is endorsed by county fire unions. >> i do not think you need to be a lawyer to be a ceo. . i have been in the legislature before this. >> camanintz highlights his endorsements to prove that he is right for the county. >> i have the knowledge and experience. >> a positive message of keeping neighborhoods safe, schools strong with efficient and modern governments.
to the u.s. combat in iraq officials today. obama was quick to point out that this was not a victory speech. >> the president's speech from the oval office last about 15 minutes. thousands watch as he made the monumental announcement, including those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the years since the war began. >> operation iraqi freedom is over. >> as the president made the formal announcement, hundreds of hundreds -- hundreds of thousands of homeless and intently, including rosemarie in baltimore. >> i will probably cry tonight. they will be tears of joy and tears of sadness. >> her son was killed october 15, 2005. he had been there for two months when his hummer was hit by an 18-wheeler and exploded. >> i do not want any parent or any family to have to endure the hurt that i have. it is like it happened yesterday. >> the president focused great deal on what still needs to be done in iraq and afghanistan. 50,000 troops will stay in iraq until the end of 2011. >> advising and assisting the iraqi security forces, supporting iraqi troops in counter-terrorism missions. >> rose marie said
use some rain. what you are seeing out there isn't going to fix that. it is an indication that a cool front is moving into the area. so there are a few sprinkles. that's about it. i don't know if this stuff hits the ground. nonetheless, culling in behind that, there is a cool front. that will pass through during the day today. it will help knock temperatures down. instead of 90's today, we're going to talk about 80's today behind the front, and eventually we'll take the humidity down, as well. at the moment, the skies are clear and there is -- we'll talk about the forecast for this weekend, because there are changes coming up. >> our big story this morning, a first of its kind court decision. a former howard county teachers aid is found guilty of sex abuse. >> it is not aled he touched the vism but he did send the third grader explicit letters. >> the verdict against carl walker junior comes six months after police found out about the letters. walker started writing explicit and passionate love letters to a student in september of last year. >> he talked about how much he loved her, h
duty to vote. >> voting early is the same process we are used to on election day. it is the same electronic voting machines and the same check-in process. the only difference is where you vote. >> they do not go to the regular precinct. >> to find an early voting polling place, go to our website, wbaltv.com. >> early voting for the primary election runs through thursday, september 9. there will be no voting on sunday. we have posted a link to all the early voting locations on our website, wbaltv.com. just click on politics. >> even though private employers hired more people in the last three months, the unemployment rate went up because not enough jobs were created to absorb the growing number of people looking for work. the jobs report was not great, but it was reassuring enough for starks to jump this afternoon. -- for stocks to jump this afternoon. >> the good news going into this labor day holiday, private employers added 67,000 new jobs in august, making a double-dip recession seem less likely. the bad news, unemployment went up any way to 9.6%, showing once again in the eco
. first a look outside with john collins. west of us there are clouds moving in. that's a cool front. that's good news. 90's yesterday. cool front coming in. we're going to break that little heat wave step-by-step. it's not going to happen all at once. take a look at the temperature right now at b.w.i. marshall. for this time of year, 72 at this hour of the day is way warmer than it should be. up 50's and 60's should be a little more typical. 68% the humidity. that number is up, too, so it is still humid out there. the barometer is falling, and we still have the southwest breeze at 5. that that's happening. it is just to the west. we will detail how it affects your weekend weather coming up in just a minute. >> our big story, a first of-of it's kind court hearing. a former teacher's aide is convicted of sexual abuse. >> the guilty verdict against karl walker jr. comes six months after police found out about the letters. walker started writing explicit and passionate love letters to an 8-year-old student at bryant woods elementary school in columbia. >> he talked about how he loved her, how
're asking people to use common sense precautions to prepare for tropical winds. that is what we are going to get. >> trash cans were moved off the beach. they are expecting some minor flooding. overall, they are feeling confident that ocean city will be spared from any major damage. >> we will get through this. this is another storm. we feel comfortable with the forecast. we are ready to go and ready to clean up quickly. >> here is another live look at some of the surfers out here in the inlet. again, they are the only ones allowed into the water. very quickly, we're told the emergency center operator will be here for a limited time tomorrow morning. it is going to get serious tomorrow. i am getting wet. look at my pants. is that fair enough? i went in and got dirty. we will see what happens. we will have another live report for you at 6:00. >> you get all to the news, all. he is sending updates to our live wire at wbaltv.com. you can get updates from him and the weather service. you'll also find links to the live wire on our home page. >> here we go again. another oil rig fire is burning
income meant cecedes. >> and using a handgun in maryland may become illegal. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> welcome to saturday saturday -- "11 news saturday morning". i'm lisa robinson. >> first let's check in with tony pann. >> it is autumn-like out there. temperatures in the mid 50's. the skies are clear. this is what you expect when you start thinking about autumn. it is going to be a beautiful afternoon. it is going to warm up quickly, as is the case in the autumn. you get big temperature swings from the morning to the afternoon. so, yeah, it is chilly. it is 56 degrees, but by the time we get into the afternoon. so a beautiful start to the weekend. we show you that and check the tropics when i come back. for now, to the news desk. >> our big story this morning, we're learning more about the shooting at johns hopkins hospital. >> this morning we hear the frantic 911 calls from people who were athe hospital when police say someone shot a doctor, shot his mother, and then turned the gun on himself. >> and you heard a shot? >> yes. >> are you an employee?
wiener joins us live in pikesville with a closer look at that race. >> supporters will gather here in pikesville. joe's will gather in the parks bill. they say they feel good. the board felt the people say they feel caught -- cautiously optimistic. their styles could not appear more different. consider a few weeks ago. i took an elevator to interview them. the farmer and the lawyer who worked together side by side for years are caught up in a campaign that some call ugly and aggressive. >> he had to vote in a white t- shirt today because of laws for having campaigned promotions. when he came out, he put on his collared shirt back on. it is a matter of the voters for baltimore county to decide whether they want to move forward with positive leadership as we move in the future to make his catch a better place for all of us. his opponent and colleague voted back on september 3rd joining the early voter crowd. >> we will pump everyone up and we are all excited, right? >> he told us on sunday he was surviving these final days on coffee and read all. that same day, bartenfelder said he w
that the u.n. that the u.s. government might have or restricted the 9/11 terrorist attacks. -- might have orchestrated the 9/11 terrorist attacks. steve handelsman has the latest. >> world leaders and president obama reacted strongly. the iranian president ahmadinejad made a speech yesterday. >> it was offensive. it was hateful. and, particularly, for him to make this statement here in manhattan was inexcusable. >> of course the u.s. government is a cassette -- is upset. again, today, ahmadinejad claimed that some of the u.s. government orchestrated 9/11, which he emphasized that led to many more muslim deaths. >> we're saddened that people were killed in 9/11. hundreds of thousands of people were killed and our region as a result. >> why bring that up now? >> it appealed -- it deflects from the nuclear issue. >> western all of rage today. >> bizarre, offensive. >> it might actually help. the iranian president said that in ron might actually offered to meet with major powers next week -- iran might actually offer to meet with major powers next week to end the standoff over the nuclear pro
. the weather channel's jim cantore is there for us. jim, good morning. >> lester, good morning. yeah, the national weather service here, the bermuda weather service, says it's called to prepare for a direct hit. the center expected to come within 10 miles of bermuda. and with 100 mile wide hurricane force winds, a direct hit is unavailable in through here. you can already see the wave action behind me crashing into the rock cliffs through here. but they're preparing residents. that's the key, to take a major hit. something they haven't seen since fabian here. they're saying we're going to have roof damage, it's going to be widespread. we're going to have tree and power line damage. the royal navy is on standby. the big question is when are they going to be able to get in here? is it going to be monday afternoon? because it looks like conditions are going to be bad for 20, 30, 40 hours where no one will be able to leave their homes and no one will be out on the road. cruise ships plan to park here? no way. they're not even coming in. this certainly looks like it's going to be a very,
. this has the makings of a major flood event over much of the northeastern part of the u.s. and including the mid atlantic. >> it started in parts of south florida earlier in the day, making everyday chores and the commute miserable. crews spent the morning filling sandbags and heavy rain pulled on streets and created problems for this car, which ended up in a ditch. for others along the eastern seaboard, it was a day to prepare for nicole's arrival. >> we have not had a major storm in north myrtle beach in over 10 years. >> the mayor warned that there could be some low-lying flooding and rip currents, but did not expect a call to deliver much more. >> we are not recommending any one board up. the sustained winds are supposed to get no more than 45 miles an hour, so we feel like we are in good shape. >> nicole's path is similar to two other previous storms, hurricane floyd in 1999, and guinness in 2005. low-cost significant flooding and damage in florida and parts of the northeast. now that nicole is getting ready to leave her mark, the question is how much damage will she leave behind? >
all of that yellow and orange to the south of us. that is moving in our general direction. it will likely cut at least parts of central and eastern maryland. more soggy weather on the way. >> thank you. our interactive radar can help you stay ahead of severe weather. go to wbaltv.com. in a deal that could lead to higher air fares across the country, southwest airlines announced they will spend billions of dollars to acquire airtran. >> it will expand southwest market. >> bwi has already -- is already considered a hub airports for southwest. despite the company says, will the deal hike fares? >> the talk to low-cost carriers announced monday that they plan to merge under the name and colors of southwest. dallas-based southwest airlines bought its competitor in a $3.4 billion deal. >> now that we have joined forces, the potential to spread low-fare is is even greater. >> pending a government regulatory approval, the deal gives southwest a neighbor -- and even tighter grip on the baltimore washington travel market. southwest would no longer have to compete with airtran for lo
. >> what the american people have told us they want is that we the fund, repeal and replaced. >> in addition to higher taxes, health insurance warn customers should be prepared to pay more for coverage. >> people will see higher costs associated with those new benefits. they are required to have more coverage and new people added to policies and previously were. >> insurance companies have been working since the bill was signed into law to prepare for the changes, investing in new technology, working with hospitals and doctors to try to improve care while containing costs. >> health-care plans are having to make a significant number of changes in their own operations. >> more sweeping reforms are set to take effect in four years. >> there is one piece of the health care law that will affect many young adults up to the age of 26. it is good news for students who can stay on their parents' health insurance longer. we have reaction from our education reporter with more on that story. >> this legislation would extend what maryland law currently has on the books. students say they
are negative. what this tells us more than anything else is there is not confident about where things stand. >> 61% of the country is headed in the wrong direction, a climate that could spell disaster for democrats. >> when the party in power is looking for change, the incumbent party loses. >> the president continues to lose approval rating. despite a recen focus on economic recovery, residents in milwaukee on monday presented in a pledge for infrastructure spending. >> that is the choice we face this far. do we want to go back or do we want to go forward? cracks in a major economic talk will be in cleveland tomorrow. >> they are not concerned about the president's poll numbers. they're concerned with whether or not they have a job, how they will pay the bills. >> the poll numbers are sure to be a concern for some democrats. they are evenly split on which path -- which party they like to see in power. among likely voters, republicans now hold a nine point lead. they could gain control of the congress. today, robert gibbs says he remains confident the democrats will stay in control. in wash
that there are people like us who need it. >> many americans remain split over the law. a new poll shows a light 30% of those surveyed favored while 40% are opposed. a divided debate likely to intensify as the midterm elections approach. >> the baltimore city budget has taken a beating but that did not stop the city official from a pricey renovation of his office at taxpayer expense. this is the office of the director of public works, complete with a zebra stripes rug, a pedestal stint at a 12 footer dollars desk chair -- pedestal sink. david scott was the public works director at time and a member of the sheila dixon capita. the total cost was more than $27,000. on the director has now found other uses for the furniture. >> baltimore city police are looking for those behind a string of armed robberies in side the -- inside the mondawmin mall. >> these have hit several sources inside mondawmin mall over the summer. they're all armed robberies but please to not leave their all connected. a string of armed robberies over the summer has police searching for suspects. six holdups were at stores. >> the
county executive. >> it is time that we put our differences behind us. i reach out to everyone in baltimore county to heal our divisions and join together because once again, i believe that we will be democrats united. >> in a concession statement, he said, i would like to thank all of my supporters, friends, and family. he goes on to say, i am proud of the campaign that we ran. there is no mention of an endorsement after a race often described as a bidder. republican nominee has already firing shots for running a ugly primary campaign. >> he focused on joe's record 20 years ago. then he distorted the record. i think that was entirely unfair. i think really very inappropriate and off the mark for this campaign. >> he made no apologies. >> look, it is the same message they gave to my kids. there is a winner and a loser in every ball game. it is not a reflection on either team. someone has to win and someone has to lose. >> he says he plans to meet with him about their future. his campaign did not comment on a meeting or the possibility of any endorsement. the results and the rac
happen to us for a reason. i believe that my destiny is to impact positively baltimore city, and i think i have an opportunity to do that. [applause] >> a few hours later, applause greeted gregg bernstein as he spoke about his victory, from the very spot he announced his candidacy. >> people were ready for a change, and ready for a fresh approach to tackling the crime and violence in baltimore's neighborhoods. >> birds dean tells us what else he plans to do -- bernstein tells us what else he plans to do as baltimore's top prosecutor. >> despite six days of early voting opportunities, voter turnout in maryland's primary appears to have been the lowest on record. the maryland state board of elections reports the official polling place turned out to be about 24%. montgomery county had the lowest turnout, with only 18%. garrett county had the highest turnout, with nearly 40%. the board's turnabout records go back to 1982. -- turnout records. >> tonight we are learning more about yesterday's triple shooting that ended in a murder- suicides at johns hopkins hospital. police say a man distraugh
every day. the head of security told us the alleged shooter check in with security upon entering the hospital at 11:00 today, and like any other visitor, received eight visitors wristband. only high-risk patients and visitors are screened. high-risk peak -- people are those the hospital no could pose a risk to others. johns hopkins does not have metal detectors at any entrance. >> we have over 80 doors, loading docks, emergency exits to these campus buildings. to put a magnetometer at 80 , and the required armed forced that would need to be staffing the magnetometers, is not realistic. >> the head of security also told us that as far as he knows, there are only one or two hospitals in the country that have metal detectors. as far as we have been told, officials are not sure which entranced mr. davis went into. they are in the process of checking surveillance video to see if they can make a timeline and actually map out this whole situation. we are told that the hospital will review and evaluate its visitor screening policies and its overall security procedures. >> you can keep up
teachers talked about the shooting, and used as a teaching tool. >> it is not just clinically talking to a parents, the to your patients, but in terms of security, and how can we protect ourselves and maintain integrity. >> city police are investigating a family fight between and aunts and her niece that was so brutal that have left one of them dead. officers were called last night. detectives say the injuries to the arms were so bad she was taken to the hospital, where she later died. >> police are investigating a triple stabbing on board the no. 51 bus. it happened near the intersection of reisterstown road and liberty heights avenue. a fight broke out on the bus which left three people with established. >> the driver brought the bus to rest outside of the mall. there were officers here scheduled for their after-school duty. the officers were able to board the bus, and get individuals off. >> two men were taken to sinai hospital. the third to johns hopkins. all victims are expected to survive. police have released this surveillance photo in hopes of identifying the man. it is unclea
. there was one group, this was the group we took down, they were using fake weapons. >> police have issued warrants but are searching for suspects in the other robberies and have little to no description or surveillance video to go on. that is disconcerting to shoppers at the mall. >> i shop here and my family shops here. we might go in shopping monday and it could happen while we are there. >> we should have more police protection in the area so patrons will not feel insecure. >> the police department is doing just that in the wake of this string of robberies. >> he robbery unit will work with the store and we will make sure they're using hidden cameras. you will see a heavy presence of plainclothes officers at the mall as well as private security forces. >> officials said eight -- said that a statement saying the safety and well-being of our shoppers and retailers is our top concern. the mall continues to work with police to provide a safe and secure environment for shoppers and merchants. police are reminding people in the area to be vigilant and report anything suspicious. >> more test
always been a terrific social engineering trick is sex. to use sex as a way to get people to click on the length when they should not. >> clicking on this one unleashes a virus tries to uninstall anti virus and security software and immediately spread itself by spreading the same e-mail to all contacts in a victim's address book, and that could prove embarrassing. >> unfortunately, if you fall for this and are infected, e- mail will go out with your name on it. the people you said that e-mail to are going to know that you fell for the social engineering trick. >> it first surfaced last week, causing damage in several large companies -- nasa, aig, disney, procter a gamble, and wells fargo have all reported the outbreak of the warm. work to eliminate it will continue today, although the advice to avoid it is the same as a decade ago. >> even if it comes from someone you know, if the content of the e-mail looks suspicious in any way, never click on the attachment or a link that is in that e-mail. >> we started out this morning with some low clouds and some fraud. it took a couple of h
ispatricia o against the bernstein. david has the latest for us. >> we discovered a clever ploy, some jessamy volunteers are urging supporters to support bernstein. there is another bernstein on the ticket and he is not running for city state's attorney. gregg bernstein and his wife of voted on primary day. incumbent city state attorney pat jessamy revisited in early voting. this may be the most expensive race. the debt -- each has spent more than $150,000. bernstein out-raised jessamy 3- 1. she long-term campaign $100,000. most believe jessamy is in the political life of her life. four years ago, her opponent did very little campaigning but had 20% of the vote. at that time, political observers chalk that up to a protest vote. jessamy calls the 2010 race the most divisive, but not the toughest. she charges that bernstein has completely distorted her record. >> these are all misrepresentations about a record that is built on that occasion, service, honesty, fairness, and justice. >> jessamy needs strong voter turnout especially from her base of supporters. outside of polling places, some of h
the mosque there and of course muslims do not want us to burn the car run -- the koran. >> "i am glad that he has decided not to burn the koran. we are surprised by the announcement. we are here to extend our hands to build peace and harmony." he said that he only met with those responsible. >> it was clear that a deal has not been reached, this is not set in stone. >> after the development, jones has said that he might reconsider. >> we are a little bit back to square one. we are considering what we would do. >> now the community of gainesville and people around the world will have to wait to see what terry jones does next. >> here at home, john leopold is deflecting more allegations of sexual harassment. >> a former employee has filed a lawsuit that she was a victim in 2007 and now her attorney says that he has uncovered more details and more victims. >> the new obligations provide more detail in to his alleged behavior towards women in his office and women in general. the new allegations are add-ons to a sexual harassment lawsuit filed on behalf of a press aide. he said that he would punis
crisis. >> we cannot sit this one out. we can't let this country fall backwards because the rest of us didn't care enough to fight. the stakes are too high for our country and for your grewture and i'm going to get out there and fight as hard as i can and i know you are too to make sure we keep moving forward. >> the president's campaign trip will cover four states. and president checked on former president jimmy carter fly being from new mexico to wes con son. carter fell ill. the 39th president said hit was just an upset stomach and is said to be resting comfortable tonight. carter is expected to resume this tour this week. >> baltimore city police department is mourning the lost of one of it's own. single vehicle accident took the life yesterday. he was on his way to a training program at ten penn state. back in november we teamed one the state department of education in an effort to save lives. 3-d as in don't drive distracted. >> later this week. maryland will ban drivers from talk on hand held cell-phones. it's putting an end to disstackedtive driving. rob has more on what's b
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